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The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

On this day in 1964, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution is authorized by President Lyndon Johnson to “take all necessary measures to repel any armed…

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Hiroshima and Little Boy

On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. local time, the B-29 bomber Enola Gay drops atom bomb “Little Boy” over the city of Hiroshima….

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The Wonder and Tragedy of Marilyn Monroe

On this day in 1962, film actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead at her Brentwood home in Los Angeles. She was discovered lying nude on…

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The Voice of Anne Frank

On this day in 1944, acting on tip from a Dutch informer, the Gestapo captures 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family in the…

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The Submarine From 1800 to the Nautilus and Beyond . . .

On this day in 1958, the U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus navigates the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole. The world’s original nuclear submarine,…

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Guns of August and WW I

On this day in 1914, some 33 days after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Duchess Sophie, “The Great War” finally erupts. Many people…

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